Introduction
Louise DINARD

The United States represent for me the only opportunity to continue to evolve in my sport while doing studies that I like. Leaving my family and my daily life to discover a new country is a big challenge but I am excited about all the things I have to discover and all the experience I can get from it. I know that it will not be easy but I am extremely motivated and ready to work hard to succeed in sport and studies.
Sport
Rowing
Country
France
Gender
Female
Placement year
2023
Year of Birth
2005

Information on Louise DINARD

Academic achievements

High School graduation : June 2023
GPA : 3.8
Major : Engineering

SAT : pending
Duolingo : pending


Athletic performances

5’6 and 154 lbs

Eight Top 2 – 2,000m : 6:52’40
Four Top 2 – 1,500m : 5’10
Four Top 2 – 2,000m : 7’09

2020
Silver medalist at the French U17 championship (4x)

2021
French champion U17 in double sculls 2021.
Bronze medalist at the French senior championship (8+) I was upgraded to the senior category for this event while I was U17
Vice French champion on 2k erg with the time of 7’14.
4th on the 500m : 1’39 »2
French U17 record for 5000m : 19’17

2022
Selection in the French U19 B team,
6th place international at the youth cup (1X)
French U19 record for 5000m : 19’07



Interview

What makes you different?

I am a very energetic and cheerful person. I’m very social and have a lot of curiosity. I like to bring a good mood to my team or to my friends . I am also a very determined person who knows how to work very hard to achieve her sporting and academic goals. I am someone who adapts easily, for example I can row on the starboard and port side. Finally I am passionate about rowing, this sport allows me to push my limits constantly and to measure myself against others, it’s one of the main reasons I do rowing.

Why do you want to play in the U.S college system?

I have always been very competitive and athletic since I was a child. When I discovered rowing, it was love at first sight. Since then, rowing has been very important in my life and I want to continue to grow and learn from this sport. That’s why I want to compete in college because it seems to me to be the ideal environment to progress and push my limits while following quality studies. Moreover I like to feel useful and put my strength at the service of a group so I love the idea that you don’t row for yourself but for the team and the university you represent with a strong sense of pride and belonging.

College goals

Concerning my studies I would like to study engineering. I don’t know yet in which field, but for the moment I am strongly affected by climate change so I would like to be able to contribute in my own way to make our society better. So I was thinking of something like an engineer in ecological transition or structural engineer.

Rowing and Life goals

I want to continue to improve as much as possible in my sport and my dream would be to be selected in the French U23 team. Concerning my life goals I hope to have a job that will allow me to help people and contribute to a better world. I would also like to discover other countries and other cultures.

Additional information
Every time I do something, I like to do it to the best of my ability to push my limits even further every time. I have been shaped by the many experiences that I have had in my sport or in life. Before I started rowing I did competitive swimming for 10 years. Besides rowing I also do a lot of road biking because it is a sport I enjoy a lot and it completes my training in a lot of good ways. Moreover, I am a very artistic and creative person, in fact I have been playing piano for 10 years, I have been doing classical dance for 8 years and I really enjoy handwork. Finally I am extremely curious, I like to discover new things or new cultures, for example I have been learning Japanese for the past 3 years.


The word of Louise DINARD

 » I like to bring a good mood to my team or to my friends . I am also a very determined person who knows how to work very hard to achieve her sporting and academic goals. « 

11/17/2022

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